FRENCHY BROUILLETTE has been the reigning Mr. New Orleans for over fifty years. With a record that includes over three dozen felony arrests, multiple gunshot wounds, and a 1,600-page FBI file, Frenchy is the most notorious Cajun gangster in the history of Louisiana and certainly one of the most colorful figures in the history of the Mob. Known as “The Keith Richards of the American Mafia,” Frenchy was often a fugitive from justice during the writing of Mr. New Orleans.

MATTHEW RANDAZZO V was born and raised in New Orleans. He is an investigative journalist and popular historian who seeks to discover extraordinary untold stories from America’s underworld. He is also the author of four books, has written for the New York Daily News, and has appeared as an authority on the American underworld on E! Entertainment Television and over 100 radio programs around the world. More information can be found at